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2.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured, inferior quality to original equipment., March 30, 2012
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This review is from: Mann-Filter MA 1070 Air Filter (Automotive)
What I received is a different design from what is pictured. The picture on the product page looks similar to what came in my 2011 Malibu but what I received inside the box looks very different. In fact this Mann MA1070 is indistinguishable from the Fram CA9492 which are both manufactured in China.

But these and the factory filter more than just look different, they have very different construction. The factory filter is constructed around a one piece molded hard rubber frame with a progressive type filter media(media goes from coarse to fine). The Mann or Fram filters have a hard plastic frame with a simple paper filter media glued in place and a loose rubber gasket around the perimeter of the frame. After installing the filter I found that it was thinner and the cars filter box does not tightly clamp the filter in place.

In this day of outsourcing you are often better off shopping where you can hold the product in your hand because you never know what you are going to get.

Please see the picture I have uploaded for comparison between the factory filter and the Mann.
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